The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy full-time and adjunct fellows in Studies cover all the world’s major regions and significant foreign policy issues. In addition to producing books, articles, op-eds, blogs, podcasts, and interactives, the Studies Program administers eleven fellowship programs. 

In Focus: Elizabeth Economy on the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Elizabeth Economy

CFR Senior Fellow Elizabeth Economy speaks with David Lampton and CNN's Fareed Zakaria, where she assesses the future of relations between China and the United States after the APEC summit.


Politics and Government

Should the Trump administration steer U.S. policy in Afghanistan in a different direction? Former U.S. envoy Zalmay M. Khalilzad offers insight on the President's Inbox podcast. (Photo: Parwiz Parwiz/Reuters)
The mission is to be a resource and a source of ideas, and to provide analysis and background to help people understand the world. — Richard Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations

Council of Councils Awards a C- on International Cooperation


To help policymakers around the world prioritize among the world’s most pressing challenges, the Report Card on International Cooperation surveyed the Council of Councils, a network of twenty-nine foreign policy institutes. The Report Card was launched on May 9 at the Council on Foreign Relations, giving a C- as the overall grade on international cooperation.

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James M. Lindsay
Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Janine Hill
Director, Fellowship Affairs
Amy R. Baker
Director, Studies Administration
Victoria Alekhine
Deputy Director, Fellowship Affairs
Shira Schwartz
Deputy Director, Studies Administration